Must Read Christmas Children's Books in 2020

There is nothing quite like snuggling under a blanket, sipping on some hot chocolate and reading children's book with your little ones. This time of year there are so many wonderful books that fill us with hope, joy, and peace and we really need that after the kind of year we have had. I love having the chance to highlight the beauty and the wonders of each season to my children. Below you will find some of my boys Christmas favorites as well as new releases in 2020 that I am almost positive will make our new favorite list.

I Love You To The Christmas Trees

Author: Jessica Wilson

You don't want to miss out on this beautiful Christmas story that allows the reader to express their love for the little one in their life. The rhythmical words and beautiful illustrations are about all things Christmas. It will become a new bedtime favorite this Christmas season.

"I love you to stockings hung with such care and to the Christmas hat you always wear. I love you to the wreath's that hang on each door and to the toy train driving on the floor."

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Kitty saves Christmas

Author: Kitty Saunders

Friends, prepare yourself for this one. This book was written by an inspirational 6 year with a rare immune deficiency. Her book is raising funds for  Meningitis Research

If you look at no other book in this article, take a peek at this one and read about this amazing little girl. 

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Felice the Christmas Fairy

Irene Mathias  (Author), Anja Uhren (Illustrator)

Felice has fallen off the Christmas tree! It will take the help of all the ornaments, and Santa, to get her back on top.

Christmas lessons come in different sizes. For Felice the Christmas Fairy, it's about friendship and compromise. For spoiled Becky, it's about learning that Christmas is not all about receiving gifts, but about giving back - and helping mom, and Santa.

A brand new holiday classic!

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Happy Little Pine

Author:  Nirdesha Munasinghe

How do we get a Christmas tree without cutting down a happy little pine?

Little Pine is happy as can be in a beautiful green valley. But everything changes when a man comes in search of a Christmas tree. What will happen when she is taken away?

The man and his son love their new Christmas pine tree. But the man forgets something until the big old trees in the valley send him a silent reminder that he will never forget.

This beautifully illustrated rhyming book helps young readers understand what a true gift nature is.
The man and his son learn to build a greener Earth, one little pine at a time.

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Construction Site on Christmas

Sherri Duskey Rinker  (Author), AG Ford  (Illustrator)

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series. More than two million copies have sold across the series!

Created for lovers of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, as well as fans of Sherri Duskey Rinker's storytelling and AG Ford's art, this beautiful holiday picture book shows Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck and Cement Mixer building a new home for fire engines. As they finish their big, important job, they get their own Christmas surprises. Your kids will have fun discovering the special surprise awaiting each vehicle as much as they will love rhyming along with the story. This cute book is sure to be a classic!

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Nia The Narwhal Explores The Christmas Ocean 

Belle Brown  (Author), Yoga Ariesta (Illustrator) 

“Nia the Narwhal loves to swim. She could swim all day. She shakes her fins. She wiggles her tail. Look! There she goes!”

As the cold season creeps in, Nia the narwhal is feeling the festive cheer. But why? Well, Nia loves this time of year because she can visit the beautiful coral reef – the bright and vivid colors make it look like a “Christmas ocean” all year round.

Along the way, Nia meets up with her amazing friends, including a starfish, an electric ray, a dogfish shark and even a saltwater catfish! They all exchange Christmas gifts, and Nia is so thankful to have such incredible friends.

Enjoy the beauty of the “Christmas ocean” with stunning, colorful illustrations in this children’s picture book, while teaching your children about coral reefs. You’re never too young or too old to learn about the importance of ocean health!

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Noble The Christmas Tree that Nobody Wanted

Author Eric VanTuyl

Noble is a fir sapling that grew up on a Christmas tree farm. Noble loves Christmas. His only wish is to make a child happy on Christmas morning. But, there is a problem that may cause Noble from receiving his wish. He has a defect.

Would this stop Noble? Through faith and hope, Noble stood firm! The night before Christmas he met a little boy that would change everything.

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A Covid Christmas at the North Pole

by Miss Koko 

A Covid Christmas at the North Pole by Miss Koko

Tammie is worried. Christmas is coming and Grandpa is very poorly with Covid.

She writes to Santa to ask him to bring medicine instead of presents this year.

But just before Christmas Eve, Santa is struck down with Covid too.
Who will deliver the presents if Santa and Mrs Claus can’t leave quarantine?

Mrs Claus lets the Prime Minister of the UK know that Christmas is going to be very different this year…

and now it’s up to him to break the news to the rest of the country.
This is the real nightmare before Christmas!

But Tammie has a clever idea that may help Santa.

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Oh Mylanta!: They Said, There's No Santa!

Ryan D Gaudreau  (Author), Eileen Mailhot (Illustrator)

Oh Mylanta! They Said, "There's No Santa!" is sure to become a bedtime Christmas classic! Whether you want a wholesome, loving Christmas tale, or you actually have a child struggling with the idea of Santa's existence, this well-crafted rhyme will be the perfect fit. Every kid goes through the process of discovering the truth about the world around them, and this story gets to the root of what Christmas is all about... love. Oh Mylanta! They Said, "There's No Santa!" is a bedtime story that will be passed down through the generations - spreading the message of love.
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Merry Christmas Stinky Face

 Lisa McCourt  (Author), Cyd Moore  (Illustrator)

Fans of I Love You, Stinky Face, will love this Christmas story! Stinky Face loves Christmastime...but he still has plenty of questions. What if a big, wintry wind blows his Christmas tree away? What if one of the reindeer gets his antlers stuck in the branches that hang over the roof? Luckily, his imaginative Mama knows how to reassure him that Christmas will be magical!

Now for the first time in 8x8 I Love You, Stinky Face has sold over 1 million copies and still counting!


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Have a happy and healthy Christmas!


Writer Mom